I have a VPS system on the west coast of the US, and access it from the east coast. Sometimes I can get 1Mbyte/sec downloads, and other times it is as bad a 250KB/sec.
I have done some pings, and have not seen any packet loss. I've experimented with sysctl and changed some parameters to hopefully help, but really haven't seen much of a difference.
Does anyone have a recommendation as to what I could do different to squeeze a little more speed out of the connection? The problem is that from both sides of the US, I see ping times (depending on different ISPs on the east coast) from 80ms-120ms.